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Logistics Plus Named 2014 Employer of the Year
| LP Corporate :: 1/23/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Logistics Plus Named 2014 Employer of the Year

DevelopErie presents award to Logistics Plus CEO for its non-manufacturing category

Logistics Plus logoERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, January 23, 2015 – Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, is proud to announce that it was recognized as the 2014 Employer of the Year by DevelopErie in its non-manufacturing category. The award, which was presented on Thursday, January 22nd at DevelopErie’s annual awards dinner at Erie’s Bayfront Convention Center, confirms Logistics Plus as a leading employer of choice in northwestern Pennsylvania and within the highly competitive transportation and logistics industry.   

“It’s an honor for Logistics Plus to be considered as the employer of the year, and great to be in such special company as the other awards finalists. I’d also like to congratulate Viking Plastics who won the employer of the year award in the manufacturing category,” said Jim Berlin, founder and CEO of Logistics Plus. “I love how our team has taken our business idea and created something special. It creates jobs, provides services to the community, and provides a home for people to come and work and live and raise a family. That’s pretty much what this is all about, and so we’ll keep doing what we do.”

Nominees for the awards were submitted by the community and voted on by the DevelopErie Board of Directors. The Employer of the Year award is given to an Erie-region company in recognition of their investment in the community during 2014, whether it is investment in product development, buildings and equipment, or investment in people through job creation or educational training. Additionally, the company must exhibit a sincere and deep commitment to the Erie region and its employees.

“Logistics Plus began providing its services nearly two decades ago and the company has become one of the fastest growing transportation and logistics companies in the country,” said Glenn “GT” Thompson, Member of Congress for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a letter to the company. “Not only has the company provided 350 challenging jobs, it has grown to efficiently handle all types of freight services as well as global trade compliance services. I thank them for making significant contributions to the local economy. It’s easy to see why Logistics Plus was selected for this prestigious recognition.”

Highlights of the awards dinner and Mr. Berlin’s acceptance speech is available on YouTube at http://youtu.be/Hzy4osi8OJw

About DevelopErie         

DevelopErie, formerly the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County, serves as the lead economic development agency for the Erie, Pennsylvania region. DevelopErie is a private-public partnership comprising seven organizations with one staff and one mission to: "Develop Our Region’s Economy and Increase Our Region’s Prosperity." DevelopErie works to create partnerships that provide our region’s businesses and organizations the programs, products and services they need to be successful. Visit them online at www.developerie.com

About Logistics Plus Inc.               

Logistics Plus Inc. provides freight management, global logistics, and business solutions through a worldwide network of talented and caring professionals. Founded in Erie, PA by local entrepreneur Jim Berlin nearly 20 years ago, Logistics Plus has been repeatedly recognized as one of the fastest-growing transportation and logistics companies in the country. With a strong passion for excellence, its 350+ employees put the "plus" in logistics by doing the extra little things needed to ensure its customers' success.

The Logistics Plus® network includes offices located in Erie, PA; Fresno, CA; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Evansville, IN; Kansas City, MO; Lexington, NC; Cleveland, OH; Charleston, SC; Greensville, SC; Nashville, TN; Dallas, TX; Fort Worth, TX; Laredo, TX; Houston, TX; Australia; Bahrain; Belgium; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; France; Germany; India; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Libya; Malaysia; Mexico; Poland; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; Turkey; and additional agents around the world. For more information, visit www.logisticsplus.net or follow @LogisticsPlus on Twitter.

Media Contact:

Scott G. Frederick           

Vice President, Marketing

Logistics Plus Inc.

(814) 240-6881

scott.frederick@logisticsplus.net


Logistics Plus Coordinates Delivery of Monster-Sized Trailer
| LP Corporate :: 1/20/2015

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Logistics Plus Coordinates Delivery of Monster-Sized Trailer

Massive Rogers Brothers Corporation Trailer Moved from Albion, PA to Houston, TX

Rogers Trailer ShipmentERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, January 20, 2015 – Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, reported today that is has successfully completed a unique cargo logistics project for Rogers Brothers Corporation. The project was nearly two years in the making and culminated with a 220-ton capacity trailer being loaded for transport in Albion, Pennsylvania and then delivered to the Port of Houston in Texas where it will be shipped break bulk to Peru.

Rogers Brothers Corporation designed and manufactured the trailer, its largest since WWII, for Peru Southern Copper Mine Corp.  The massive trailer is designed to haul large mining equipment off-road, and is two-to-three times larger than a standard highway trailer.  Fully assembled, it has 220-ton capacity, is over 100 feet long, 20 feet wide, and is capable of hauling 440,000 pounds.  Each one of its 24 tires is made of solid rubber, with no air, and weighs close to 1,000 pounds. 

A team of Logistics Plus professionals have been involved off and on over the past two years to assist the Rogers Brothers staff in costing, planning, quoting, surveying, and finally coordinating and loading the trucks.  Because the trailer was so large, Logistics Plus needed to coordinate six over-dimensional trailer loads to legally move it on U.S. highways. 

“As often is the case, some ‘behind the scenes’ hiccups and weather issues made things interesting,” said Jeremy Chaffee, truckload solutions manager for Logistics Plus. “In the end, the combined team battled through a snow storm, ice, and cold to load all six truckloads in just over eight hours. The shipment delivered on schedule to the Port of Houston and the customer couldn’t be happier.”

About Rogers Brothers Corporation       

Rogers Brothers Corporation, based in Albion, Pennsylvania, manufactures superior quality low-bed heavy-hauler semi-trailers under the trade name ROGERS®. For 100 years, ROGERS has manufactured The Ultimate in Trailers® for customers in over 65 countries around the world. Thousands of ROGERS trailers are used by construction, transportation, utility and mining companies; the military; and local, state and federal governments. Visit them online at www.rogerstrailers.com

About Logistics Plus Inc.               

Logistics Plus Inc. provides freight management, global logistics, and business solutions through a worldwide network of talented and caring professionals. Founded in Erie, PA by local entrepreneur Jim Berlin nearly 20 years ago, Logistics Plus has been repeatedly recognized as one of the fastest-growing transportation and logistics companies in the country. With a strong passion for excellence, its 350+ employees put the "plus" in logistics by doing the extra little things needed to ensure its customers' success.

The Logistics Plus® network includes offices located in Erie, PA; Fresno, CA; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Evansville, IN; Kansas City, MO; Lexington, NC; Cleveland, OH; Charleston, SC; Greensville, SC; Nashville, TN; Dallas, TX; Fort Worth, TX; Laredo, TX; Houston, TX; Australia; Bahrain; Belgium; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; France; Germany; India; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Libya; Malaysia; Mexico; Poland; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; Turkey; and additional agents around the world. For more information, visit www.logisticsplus.net or follow @LogisticsPlus on Twitter.

Media Contact:

Scott G. Frederick           

Vice President, Marketing

Logistics Plus Inc.

(814) 240-6881

scott.frederick@logisticsplus.net